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Darity, William A., Jr.; Guilkey, David K.; & Winfrey, William (1995). Ethnicity, Race, and Earnings. Economics Letters, 47(3-4), 401-408.


Utilizing the 1980 and 1990 USA censuses and Blinder-Oaxaca decompositions, we examine the extent of discrimination across women and men by ancestry and race. The charge that Blinder-Oaxaca decompositions indicate cultural rather than discriminatory differentials is addressed with two futher experiments - one that controls for color and varies culture, and one that controls for culture and varies color.


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Economics Letters


Darity, William A., Jr.
Guilkey, David K.
Winfrey, William